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Ulster Folk and Transportation Museum

| Cultura, Holywood, Northern Ireland
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Ranked #1 of 7 Attractions in Holywood
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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westmeath
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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

I couldn't fault the transport museum. My children loved all the attractions in the transport museum and we regretted not setting more time aside to browse the attractions. I am a big fan of Bunratty Folk Park in Co Clare and was expecting a similar experience. I was disappointed that the Ulster Folk Park gave a very skewed representation of... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Part of our "guided" tour of Ireland we visited the Ulster Folk Park to get the flavor of a traditional Irish community years gone past. The community reflects town buildings of many types: churches, a bank, a variety of stores, dressmaker, basket weaver, butcher, general store, bank, police station, doctor's office and pharmacy, post office, etc. The tiny homes of... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Each St Patrick's Day I take my children, and where possible, their friends to the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum in Cultra. We usually travel by train, family ticket of 2 adults and up to 3 children, to to Museum and then purchase a family ticket and single tickets to the Park which covers both the Transport and Folk elements.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We went to the ulster folk museum for a third time and it was still just as interesting, love the sweet shop!! Weather was beautiful and the staff in character were funny and interesting

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I have been here numerous times over the years and watched it expand year on year into a truly amazing place to visit. Concession tickets cost £7 for each side or £8.50 for both on the same day, so I bought the £8.50 one and spent over six happy hours exploring [with a 'food' stop on each side]. The Folk... More

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Ireland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Spent a wonderful afternoon here, arrived by train to Cultra station. Good 10 minute walk up a steep incline. Local taxi will cost £3.50 and was worth it. Concessions for entry for Senior Citizens and they have promotional days...so worth ringing in advance. Good coffee shop and lots of toilets around the site. Great fun getting lost on the trail... More

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Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Had about 3 hours to kill before we went for the ferry to go home and decided to go along and visit the Folk Museum, to be honest 3 hours wasn't really long enough and we didn't even get near the transport museum!! It's very well done and It recreates a small country town and its rural surroundings, containing buildings... More

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Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

what a day it was going around the old houses and getting to try some old bakes soda bread bakedon the firl an griddle

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Craigavon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

It had been a few years since our last visit so we decided to go . £22 for one part or £25 for both Museums for a family of 4 , they include teenagers up to 17 on their family ticket which is very good . Allow plenty of time to cover both folk and transport and a good pair... More

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Peterlee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

A fantastic place to visit. I took my 2 grandsons 10 & 5. We spent so much time in the transport section that we will have to go again to see the folk museum side of things. The staff are very friendly and helpful, and there are plenty of projects to keep children amused. Catering and toilets are very good,... More

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